BA in Music Curriculum

About the major: The Bachelor of Arts program is ideal for students who desire a more comprenshive and diverse academic portfolio. Music students who audition for the program typically continue on to graduate studies in musicology or professional programs such as music therapy. Students who plan to include a pre-professional program (i.e. Pre-Med, Pre-Nursing, etc), double major, dual degree or minor outside of music are encouraged to consider the BA in Music as a viable major to complement their students in other disciplines.
Career opportunities: Students who pursue the Bachelor of Arts in Music may be preparing for careers as a music researcher, musicologist, music therapy, music critic, church music and private studio instructor. Additional study at the graduate level is usually required to teach on the collegiate level.

Candidates for this degree must complete a minimum of 120 credits including satisfaction of the University General Education requirements, College degree requirements, and Bachelor of Arts curriculum requirements listed below.


General Education Requirements: All students in the B.A. program must elect MUH 1345 to satisfy the Global Learning Inquiry requirement. (35 credits)

Piano Competency, Applied Music, and Ensembles
MUA 1795 Piano Skills I 2
MUA 2795 Piano Skills II 2
Four terms of appropriate MUP: private instruction in principal instrument or voice. See Principal and Secondary Private Instruction Courses for courses.
Select four terms of ensemble (must be elected concurrently with MUP private instruction) from the following: 4
MUA 2800 University Bands 1
MUA 2810 University Symphony Orchestra 1
MUA 2820 Jazz Big Band 1
MUA 2822 Jazz Guitar Ensemble 1
MUA 2840 Choral Union 1
MUA 2850 Concert Chorale 1
General Lectures and Concerts
MUA 0900 General Lectures and Concerts (four terms) 0
Music History, Theory and Technology
MUH 3310 Music History and Literature I 3
MUH 3320 Music History and Literature II 3
MUH 3330 Music History and Literature III 3
MUT 1140 Theory I 3
MUT 1150 Ear Training I 1
MUT 1160 Theory II 3
MUT 1170 Ear Training II 1
MUT 2140 Theory III 3
MUT 2150 Ear Training III 1
MUT 2160 Theory IV 3
MUT 2170 Ear Training IV 1
MUT 5997 Analytical Techniques 3
MUA 2500 Music Technology 3
Music Elective (additional electives are available in consultation with advisor)
Select one of the following: 2-3
MUA 3670 Conducting Techniques I 2
MUH 3360 Jazz History 3
MUH 5300 Music Research 3
MUT 2100 Counterpoint 2
MUT 5085 History of Theory 3
MUT 5220 Introduction to Schenkerian Analysis 3
MUT 5240 Analysis of Twentieth-Century Music 3
MUT 5200 Special Topics in Theory 3
B.A. Project
Select one of the following: 2
MUA 4990 BA Project 2
MUH 4990 BA Project 2
MUT 4990 BA Project 2
Electives 22
Total Credits 120